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The Green 


Hit Butler 

Personal Stories of Butlers 

Student Lifestyles: 

On Campus vs Off 


Political Year in Review: 

A look from the Left 

and the Right. 

Table of 


Fall 2009 

On the Cover 

18-19 Going Green 
20-21 AYear in Review 

In the Know 

4 _ 5 The New Girls 
1213 Recession's Crunch 

16 _ 17 Deserved Expansion 

22 Cancer 

2627 On Campus 
VS Off Campus 

>un Fact: 

Out of a poll of 42 
Butler students, 18 
were unsure if the 
economy was get- 
ting better. 

32-33 Butler VSWSU 

Communitv Colleae 

The Grizzly Magazine 
901 Haverhill Rd. 
El Dorado, Kan. 67042 
Mike Swan, Adviser 



JC Boyce/ Grizzly 

Butler County Commun 


8 _ 9 Once Upon A Mattress 

1011 Fashion Cents 

42 43 Local Food Reviews 


34 35 Cross-Country 
36-37 Football 

3839 Soccer 

40-41 Volleyball 

un Fact: 

Butler's Head 

Football Coach, 

Troy Morrell, won 

his 100th game on 

Sept. 26, 2009^ 


67 International Students 
1445 Questions with John Oehm 
2831 Through the Lens 
4445 Continued Articles 
4647 Staff Biographies 

On the cover - Grizzly cancer survivors (left to 
right) Karen Gelvin, Suzie Van Tries, Pam Hendrix 
and Jackie Vietti. 
Photo by Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Fall 2009 

Daric McCoy 
Staff Writer 

fith the start of every 

cDatiges every time, 
ne of the changes 
this^eap'o'ccurred in the office of 
Director of Residence Life. Tina 
started the position this 
mmer after competing against 
90 other applicants for the 
job opening, according to Dean of 
Student Life, Karen Gelvin. 

Krau was born and raised 
the island of Maui, Hawaii. This 
s where she stayed until she went 
o college at Southern Oregon Uni- 
ersiWfSOU). Here, she received 

rSe-ifi^ommunications with 
a minor in Gee 

• ti saVS.can talk 
about rocks," said Krau. 

During time kSOU, 
sophomore year. Krau hakbeen 
working in Residence Life evei 
since then. 

After graduating from 
SOU, Krau moved to Nashville with 
her sister to live near family in tl 

area. She found a job in the Nashville 
area and then shortly thereafter took a 
position at the University of Oklahoma. 
Here, she worked for the athletics 
department in the residence halls. Krau 
worked there for the last five years until 
joining the Butler family in July. 

"I knew one of the students 
here and she absolutely loved her BCC 
experience. That was how I first learned 
ler," said Krau. "You can always 
ow great a college is based on the 
pride ^stuofeqt has for their school." 

VvTrsrr^ked how the job had 
been going so v f^n s l<rau said, "Great! I 
have never beenSoausy and mentally 
exhausted, but I love ffe^ 

She also saiaStrW the hardest 
part of the job is really\j9t not having 

enough time in the day 1 

"For a while there' 
working everyday from 8 
p.m.," she said. 

"Tina is a breath of 
commented Gelvin. "She is 
with the students." 

Krau had much to s 
asked what all her job entai 

"If I were to give y 
version, I would say that th 
of my job is to ensure that 
to provide a safe living en; 
conducive to learning an 
the personal growth a 
of each individual resi 
"It's not just about 

lish every- 

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for people to livejlfs^fbout creating a 
new home awa^Tram home. There is 
so much gro^rtln^and development that 
occurs vyJOTrLthe individual in their first 

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ain part 
is able 
ing in 
she said, 
ng a place 

year of college, living in the residence 
halls plays a huge role in that. It's an 
honor for me to be a part of that." 

Krau is especially excited that 
she lives in the East Dorms just steps 
from her office, maybe not quite for the 
reason you may be thinking, though. 

"I know I am really going to ap- 
preciate this when those Kansas winters 
come at me full force," she commented. 
"You can't take 18 years of tropical 
weather out of a Hawaii girl in a few 
mainland winters. I still haven't gotten 
used to the fact that just because it's 
sunny outside doesn't mean it's warm." 

Since Krau is from Hawaii, it 
shouldn't come as a surprise that she 
really likes the outdoors. Some of her 
favorite hobbies include camping and 
hiking. In March, Krau and her boyfriend 
went to Big Bend National Park in Texas 
and spent four days backpacking, carry- 
ing everything they need on their backs. 
She also enjoys road trips. 

"The idea of getting in a car, 
driving for eight hours and being some- 
where completely different is something 
I will never get tired of," she said. 

When asked what the first thing 
is that a student would notice about 
Krau, Gelvin said, "Her smile and bright 
blue eyes." 

Since Krau works and lives on 
campus, it is very easy for students to 
reach her. 

"I love when people stop by my 
office to say hi," said Krau. 

She also enjoys when people 
come to visit her and her two dogs, Gra- 
ham and Hoku, at her room in the East 

Megan Mahurin 

Staff Writer 

Butler is boring, and seems 
to be all about academ- 
ics and sports. Students 
with this train of thought, 
get ready to change your 
mind, because here's a solution for 

Born and raised in Wichita, 
Kara Johnson knows all the hot 
spots in the area, and can point 
you in the right direction. She can 
help you find the next big campus 
event, or point you toward one of 
her parties, which just happens 
to be one of her favorite hobbies. 
Along with being a party planner, 
Johnson is a shopping fanatic! Her 
favorite item to buy is shoes. On 
her time off from work, Johnson 
loves going new places and trying 
new things. 

Although she likes to travel, 
Butler is nothing new to Johnson. 
After attending high school, she 

enrolled here at Butler Community 
College, and received her Associ- 
ates in Liberal Arts, followed by her 
Bachelors in Communications, with 
two minors, one in Music and the 
other in Philosophy. 

After attending college, Kara 
became the Director of Youth Em- 
powerment for the City of Wichita 
followed by the position as the As^ 
sistant General Manager of 
apartment complex. She 
to Butler to work and w^praced as 
a Manager of CummjrtLHall, and a 
sponsor of Butler S^u/ent Organiza- 

my first day 
jtler, I have been 
for the oppor- 
ieriences that the 
is," she said. "I have 

as a student 
a huge advo 
tunities and 
college prov 

built great r i\i tionships with many 
students as w i\\ as staff and faculty. 
I believe in Ji tier and its purpose. 
I figured if ] v\ ant to be the best, I 
might as wel work for the best too!" 

Because Kara believes that 
Butler has a larae amount of poten- 
tial, she is planNaiKq and coordinat- 
ing a Leadershi 
allows students thY Opportunities 

and experiences to develop leader- 
ship skills on many different levels, 
such as personal, group and com- 
munity. Each summit will develop 
well-rounded leaders through their 
engagement in five leadership 
components: involvement, service 
learning, cultural awareness, lead- 

9»wtk-aodDersonal growth. 

-ttesftJe^gjsTJN^adersh i p 
"will allow studentsto'aif^'BiLtler. 
Johnson is also an adviser 
Student Government Associatio7 
(SGA), which helps find new ways' 
to better Butler Community College. 
Some other organizations at Butler 
are Colleges for Cancer, Skills USA, 
Grizzly Ambassadors, Campus Cru- 
saders for Christ, HALO (Hispanic 
American Leadership Organization) 
and the Society of Manufacture 

So whether md want to 
join one of these conizations i >r 
start one of youjpwn, Johnson is 
the girl to talk; 

To caAact Kara lohnson, 
call 316-32^^5 3 or e-mail hei at 

Fall 2009 

International Students 

BCC undergrads from around the world 

Thao Pham 
Staff Writer 

Word of mouth is a 
powerful tool when it 
comes to international 
students deciding 
on what educational 
institution to study at. Tapping into 
the local market is a strategy for 
recruitment for overseas students 
seeking to transfer. Butler partners 
with Wichita State University to make 
it easier for undergraduates seeking a 
Bachelor's degree for a better job out 
in the market. 

A majority of Butler's 
international students come to BCC 
to finish their general education 
classes and to transfer into a 4-year 

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establishment school. 

Randy Bush, International 
Advisor Butler of Andover, helps 
international students make their 
enrollment into Butler a smooth 

"What I do for international 
students is assist enrollment, help 
select classes fot; them and make sure 
they are on the right tracVto'complete 
their degree," Bush says. 

Providing|all documents for a 
successful enrollm[er)tT:akes > about a 
week. A country spdhfeoF [s s required 
to go to school at Butler. For example, 
a student from China wants to go 
to school at Butler, They will need 
someone from the United States to 
sponsor their money and a family 
member or friend could do that. 

Students also either live on 
campus, with a host family or their 
own family. 

There is no language barrier 
when students come because it is a 
requirement they pass an American 
Literacy test before coming to school 
in the U.S. According to 
nearly 100,000 students come to the 
United States to study English each 




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When students come 
to BCC, they have an option of 
joining The International Student 
Association (ISA). This club is open 
to international students, resident 
aliens as well as all students 
interested in promoting cross-cultural 
understanding. Members are often 
invited to visit with elementary classes 
and community groups. 

The ISA participates in the 
campus-wide Spring Fling, sharing 
their various cultures with students 
and community members through 
music and dance, traditional clothing, 
flags and exhibits. All monthly social 
activities are planned by members. 

Ryosho Matsumo, Japan 
Wichita State University graduate, is a 
member of the International Student 
Association. He has set up many 
events to bring together students and 
their common interest of wanting a 
betteVWucation, life and overall, to 
have a good time. 

"All the events have gone 
good. We are in the process of 
planning another event in October so 
it is going to be really fun," Matsumo 

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Flags were hung up to let students view yvhere 
members of the International Student Association 
are from. The club was started to encourage 
overseas students to become more involved. 
Photos by Thao Pham — 

R International Night 

On Sept. 30, a Tae Kwon Do class came to Butler 
\o perform a routine. "Tae Kwon Do is a fabulous 
exercise and a great balance with sitting in class 
and studying," Jessica Bell, Wichita fighter, says. 

Randy Bush, International Adviser, BOA, his family and Ryosho Matsumo, Japan, WSU graduate held 
the event.International Night. "It is a fun event and good," Matsumo says. 

Nikky Clapp, Caney sophomoreind Regina Layer, 
Texas sophomore, vdjunteered/during the event 
to serve food. Original Korean food was served 
to the public. / 

::9ti°fc of students who come to Butler go to Andowr just "because it Is near-Wichita and that's 
where most of them and their families are located. i0% go to El Doraxlo.' 

Randy Bush, BOA International Adviser. 

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United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 





Saudi Arabia 



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al enrollment 

utler is 8,000 

students per 

academic year. This 

includes more than 

684 international 

students from 87 


80 Countries 684 

(Top 10 bolded countries are of students who attended Butler on 
a visa and became permanent residents in the United States.) 

Fall 2009 



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Butler's Theater pfpartiAAttAt Ei/ute realms f-tu^dreds 

Kayla Banzet 
Staff Writer 

The thought of 
watching a musical 
about a bunch of 
mattresses puts me 
to sleep. However, 
Butler's Theater Department 
kept me wide awake during 
their brilliant performance of 
'Once Upon a Mattress.' This 
musical was performed four 
times for audiences Oct. 1 
through Oct. 3. 

'Once Upon a Mat- 
tress' is an adaptation of the 
fairy tale story of "The Prin- 
cess and the Pea." It begins 
with the Minstrel, played by 
Taylor Osterman, singing us 
the story of how Queen Ag- 
gravain refuses to let anyone 
in her kingdom get married 
unless her son Prince Daunt- 
less is wedded. Sadly, no 

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Community Col lege 


one is good enough for her 
son. To make matters worse, 

yed by Odie 
Brown, and Lady Larken, 
portrayed by Sandricka 
Paylor, are expecting a child 
and need to get married 
fast. So Harry decides to find 
a princess that will pass the 
queen's test. 

He finds Princess 
played by 
Natalie Dickter, 
an outspoken, 
tough, confi- 
dent girl. From 
the second 
Dickter steps 

on stage, you can tell that 
this girl has talent. She has 
a presence that makes the 
audience sit up in their seats 
and a voice that can turn 
any head. Zach Hawthorne, 
who plays Prince Dauntless, 
is no different. His character 
is determined to find the 
girl of his dreams and has a 
comical way of doing it. 

The actors who 
stole this show were Bob 
Peterson, a director at Butler 
and Michele Banks. Banks 
played the nagging mother 

ence what he was saying, by 
not saying it. He was by far 
the crowd's favorite. 

When watching a 
live theater performance I 

and Queen Aggravain. There like to notice everything. I 

were some points in the 
performance where I just 
wanted to tell her character 
to be quiet. Banks portrayed 
her character so well I al- 

thought the ensemble was 
very good. They held it 
together even though they 
were missing an actor during 
the performances. 

The costumes and 
"We chose this particular musical choreography were 
i ,i r , very detailed. The di- 

because it has a variety of charac- 
ters that are very fun to create. " 
Director Regina Austin-Fresh 

most believed she was really 
like that. 

Peterson's character 
had no lines until the end of 
the play. For some actors, 
this task would be difficult, 
but Peterson nailed his part. 
He had the audience roar- 
ing with laughter at his "sign 
language." He had to find 
unique ways to tell the audi- 

rector, Regina Austin- 
Fresh, choreographed 
the musical. Each step 
looked like it had been 
rehearsed many times. 
The costumes showed that 
they were in the medieval 
era. They were very colorful 
and outgoing. 

Overall, the per- 
formance of 'Once Upon a 
Mattress' was a hit. Between 
the actors, costumes and 
choreography I was enter- 
tained through the whole 

Prince Harry (left) tries 
to convince the Queen 
about a new princess. 
Grabbing attention, Prin- 
cess Winnifred (above) 
makes an entrance. 

Sandricka Paylor, portraying Lady Larkin, (left) 
tells Sir Harry, played by Odie Brown, about her 
happy news. 

After arriving at the castle, the ladies in waiting 
(middle) model different dresses for Princess Win- 
nifred, played by Natalie Dicketer, to chose. 

Being excited about her arrival, Prince Dauntless, 
portrayed by Zach Hawthorne, (bottom right) 
grabs Winnifred's hand. 



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The King tries to tell a secret by playing charades with the 
Jester and Minstrel. 

Fall 2009 

i Carlson ^fKayla Banzet 

•-in-Chief Staff Writer 

ashion is a way to express-oneBin- 
terjgts and personality. And college 
is a great place to show off your in- 
dividual gyle. But it's sort of hardfto 
™ ^how off that new killer outfit When 
your bank .account only has..$iO in it. 

Let's face it kids, trying to pay for 
chool and fashion at the same time is not 
^^ easy. Every cherished shiny penny becomes 
Va treasure in one's wallet. So the big ques- 
tion on many students' minds is 'how can 
J^i still looi^3£d without spending a lot of 


How students 
get more for 
their money. 


Freshman Caitlin Klinger, of 
rg, says, "It's in the little 
ings. You have to ask yourself do 
I really need tcMpend my money on 
that poo or download that song?" 

Skylar Clausen, a fellow 
freshman from Cheney, has a differ- 
ent attempt: "I deposit money to my 
savings arjcH try to save my change." 

These methods are good 
deas. Setting aside a/Small amount of 
money can eventually add up. 

Although money is tight it still 
doesn't stop^tudents from shopping 
at their favorite stores and adding to 
their collection. 

Morgan McCray, from Wichita, 
says, "I tike stores like Maurice's, Burl- 
ington Coat Factory, and DEB's." 

She adds, "I shop at stores 
that aren't super expensive but have 
cute and great quality clothes." 

Clausen says, "I like the 
Buckle and American Eagle." 

Unless they own a money tree, 
budgets for students are extremely 
tight. Some students see their new 
budget as a challenge. 

"The challenge in fashion is to 
layer and mix and match outfits and 
make it look new even though it's the 
same* says Klinger. 

"College has affected my 
spending ways. I don't have as much 
money as I used to," says Clausen. 

If you're struggling with 
budgeting money and still want 
to shop, try shopping at cheaper 
stores like the Goodwill or take 
advantage of sales. 

"I'm not afraid to shop on 
the clearance rack," says McCray. 

Clausen tries to use store 
sales to his best interest. 

"I take advantage of sales. 
Who doesn't like to save money?" 
says Clausen. 

A simple method that any- 
one can do is keep that tiny little 
paper called a receipt. By collect- 
ing these you'll know where your 
money is going. Keeping an eye 
on your money spending ways can 
help anyone in the long run. 

Although it is tempting to 
run to the mall and buy that awe- 
some new outfit you've been dying 
to buy, try thinking about it first. 

"Where I came from there 
were no shopping options. Around 
here there is a lot more and it's 
within 30 minutes away. You have 
to talk yourself out of going and 
buying things. It's a big challenge," 
says Klinger. 

Staying fashion conscious 
can be tough but in the end having 
common sense can save you lots of 

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Know where to shop. 

Instead of hitting up the boutiques and department stores at the mall, 
try going to TJ Maxx, Plato's Closet, or even vintage and thrift stores. 
More often than not, clothes will be anywhere from 45-70 percent off 
of their original retail price! With steals like these, you'll see a GOOD 
difference in your banking account in no time! 

D-I-Y stands for Do It Yourself. 

Okay, so maybe you're not a sewing machine guru, or it's pos- 
sible that you've never thread a needle in your life, but all is not 
lost! Even without the knowledge of a fashion designer any- 
body has the opportunity to spruce up their wardrobe, old-time 
favorites, www.diyfashion. about, com has great instructions and 
tutorial videos to help out the designing impaired. Not only that, 
but there is even a no-sew section designated for projects done 
without a machine. Before too long, you'll have people saying, 

"You made THAT out of what?" 


Coupons are no longer just 
for the grocery store. 

Have you ever gone to a department store and wished you had 
a coupon for that $30 shirt you were about to purchase? Well, 
get ready to make that wishful thinking a reality! Websites such 
as offers online coupons for stores such 
as Target, Wal*Mart, Old Navy, Sears,, and even 
Best Buy! 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

In need of a promotion? 

Promotions aren't just for your workplace, they're for your 
wallet too. When you know that a new store is opening up in 
your area, keep your eyes peeled for flyers mentioning store 
promotional items, or perks! Get on your favorite store's web- 
site and sign up for their mailing list; you never know when 
you'll recieve an offer that you just can't turn down. 

Fall 2009 


Students Feeling 

Thao Pham 
Staff Writer 

As large and small companies 
are laying off more and 
more people due to the 
economic crisis and forcing 
families to make ends meet, 
students have not been able to protect 
themselves from the turmoil. When 
students are rethinking their education 
plans or picking up an extra job on top 
of school to help out at home, students 
have to smarten up quick and make 
some major adjustments. 

"School costs a lot of money 
and you add the rising costs of gas 
and basic groceries and you are living 
paycheck to paycheck. Not a fun 
time to be a student," says Christina 
Holbert-Black, Arizona freshman. 

College enhancements of 
financial aid do not seem promising but 
that all depends on what school you 
decide to continue in and whether it 
is public or private. A recent study by 
BusinessWeek found that students had 
a better 'bang for their buck' with the 
public universities rather than private 

Naturally, the choice comes 
down to whether students want to go 
to a public school which is usually in 
a big city or a private school that is in 
a small town. But with the freedom 
to make their own choices, students 
have had the opportunity to choose 
from personal preference. This may 
mean more incoming students are 

Communitv Colleae 

basing their decision on choice of 
education and cost. This is why Butler 
had a 15.8 percent increase in student 

"Butler is a cost-effective choice 
and a good school to attend," says Troy 
Nordman, English teacher. 

Parents remain the visible 
victims of this economic crisis and 
believe the next generation will certainly 
have their hands full. A majority of 
students are continuing their education 
until the job market improves but is this 

Cola, Dell and Asian Pacific Scholarships. 
Every student should take the time to 
apply for the scholarships because 
if you end up getting more than you 
bargain for, any leftover money you 
have they will send you a check that 
you can cash and spend on whatever 
you like. To find all the scholarships and 
more that you can apply for, students 
can Google it or go to the financial aid 
office for more information. 

Some students also feel 
scholarships are not that necessary 

Students need to be aware of what they are buying and if they really need it. Learning to be more 
frugal will help save money. 
Photo by Megan Mahurin 

a decision some may regret? No matter depending on the institution they plan 

what their major is, students need to to attend. That's a major factor in how 

smarten up and respond accordingly to much money will be coming out of their 

this economy crisis or face the economic pockets. 


Scholarships have been the 
main priority for students who plan 
to go to college. Whether they are 
applying for a $500 scholarship or 
$10,000, students should go for any 
scholarship they can apply for. 

According to, the 
most popular scholarships are the Coca- 

Elliott Trimble, El Dorado 
freshman, says that it is actually not 
that bad going to school without a 

"Butler is inexpensive and I 
have a 15 credit hour schedule," says 

Community College 


Recession's Crunch 

economy threatening learners' education 

Do you think the economy 
is getting better? 

A survey was taken by 
asking 42 random students 
how they feel the economy 
is doing for them. These 
were the results. 



your money 


Juana Kelley, 

BOE clerk. 

The bookstore has been overwhelmingly busy. "I have seen it get busier due to increasing students," 
Juana Kelley, BOE clerk, says. 
Photo by Gordon Cave 

"My financial troubles are putting myself through 

school while also trying to support a family. It is 

really hard to be a student right now." 

Christina Holbert-Black, Arizona freshman. 


How to be 
Cost Conscious 

Free Food! Where? -Throughout 
the week a student group is always 
holding an event somewhere on 
campus and if they are meeting 
around dinner time, there will be 
guaranteed free food. Find out 
what group is meeting and where, 
show up, try to blend in, and enjoy 
a free meal! 

r> Where are you going? - Car pool 

* with friends to save money and 

gas. Everyone can alternate which 

cars to drive and chip in on money 

for gas. 



Saving minutes - Your cellphone 
bill getting a bit high? Cut the 
minutes and just use texting. You 
will save almost 60% on the phone 

Man! I need a job - Don't just 
think short-term savings; get pre- 
pared for an unaccommodating job 
market. Securing a job is going to 
require major networking, so get a 
leg up, and look to your Butler Job 
List posting to see how you can 
make yourself more marketable. 

Buy what you need - Start 
making a grocery list and getting 
the essentials you need and not 
the ones you want. Doing this will 
save you a lot of money to spend 
on more important things, like 

(L Stay informed - Try to remain 
* in tune with what is happening 
financially and politically so you'll 
be armed with the necessary 
information to endure this crisis 
relatively unscathed. 

Fall 2009 




Logan Jones 
Photo & Sports 

How exactly did you find 
yourself interested in the 

world of visual arts? 

"I grew up in a very chaotic 
household. I was the youngest of four 
kids in a single parent household. I was 
like a quiet voice in a very noisy house- 
hold. And I escaped into painting and 
drawing when I was in kindergarten or 
before. I was pretty much known as 
John "the kid who can draw" from the 
time I was very young. My whole life 
was about painting and drawing. In the 
small town I grew up in, it was easy 
to be an "art star." It gave me a lot of 


Community College 

What does art or being 
an artist mean to you? 

^^^ "Artists are 
lucky, I think. 
Because what 
we do is muse about our 
existence all the time. We 
do what philosophers, sci- 
entists and theologians 
do. We ask questions 
about why things are as 
they are, the meaning of 
things. Artists pursue un- 
answerable questions. Our 
jobs are privileged. It's 
pretty crazy stuff!" 

With all of this consid- 
ered f what kind of art- 
ist do you see 
3 yourself as? 

"I still work 
Drawing and 
painting people has always 
been the most 

interesting to me. 
along the way, but 

Courtesy of O Langrehr 

CJ Langrehr, Augusta 
sophomore, has been 
drawing portraits for eight 
years. She was a student 
in one of John Oehm's 
classes last semester. 
(Above is a portrait she 
drew of John Oehm.) 

A few landscapes 
often it is portraits. 
I have done a lot 
of work doing 
portraits for law 
firms and univer- 
sities over the 
years. That's not 
what I really value 
as an artist, but 
that stuff is what 
helps pay the bills. 
Within the last few 
years, I have been 
working more ab- 
stractly. That's 
where I am now, 
although I am re- 
ally contemplat- 
ing a move back 
toward realistic 
work. The abstract 
stuff I am doing 
now is probably 
the most difficult 
thing I have ever 
done. To be suc- 
cessful in this way 
is a very difficult 
thing to do." 



You are from a small 
town in Nebraska. How 
did you end up teaching 
at Butler? 

"I graduated from Wichita 
State University in 1981, 
and then for the next 11 years I 
taught privately. I had a studio in 
downtown Wichita where I taught 
some high school students, but most- 
ly adults. I also painted and taught at 
WSU and the Wichita Center for the 
Arts. I taught at WSU until 1992, and 
then I thought I needed a job with 
insurance, retirement fund, and that 
sort of thing. I originally accepted a 
job in Texas, but right before I moved 
down there the Butler job opened up. 
I have been here since '92 and I have 
been loving it ever since. I think it's 
(Butler) a great place." 

What can students ex- 
pect in your class and 
what are your goals 
when teaching? 

"The first thing you have to do is 
cause them (students) to look at 

things in a way that they're unac- 
customed to. I want my students 
to be open-minded. I want them 
to be able to look at things 
without a closed-minded, precon- 
ditioned way of the world. I think 
it causes you to love everybody 
else, even if you share a different 

Logan Jones/Grizzly 

Butler art instructor, John Oehm, 
has been teaching Grizzly students 
since 1992. When teaching, he tries 
to convey the importance of having 
an open mind. As of late, Oehm, a 
painter, has concentrated on work- 
ing abstractly when it comes to his 
personal projects, but has typically 
been a naturalistic artist. 

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Butler's Ag Facility Sees 
Needed Remodeling 

JC Boyce 

As Butler's Agriculture stu- 
dents departed the Ag build- 
ing for summer break last 
semester, they knew they 
would be coming back to a 
nice, new academic environment this 
fall. The sound of saws and hammers 
began to echo through the halls as the 
remodeling project officially started in 
April. Then, in May, an unexpected ne- 
cessity came along: a new hay barn. 
The damaging May 8 thunderstorm 
winds destroyed the barn's roof and 
structure to an extent that practical- 
ity and safety were both a problem, 
guaranteeing the need for a new barn. 

Community College 

Even with the new hay barn added into 
the construction process, the remodel- 
ing project has and continues to move 
along smoothly, as all but the outdoor 
classroom is finished. The remodeling 
is expected to be 
complete by the 
contractor's Dec. 
20 deadline. 

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don't like to view 
the new building as 
just a new building, 
I like to see it as 

a new learning lab for our students," 
says Don Gronau, Butler's lead agri- 
culture instructor, who expresses great 
satisfaction for the hands-on learning 
Butler's agriculture students receive. 

When Ag students returned 
this fall, they were welcomed by the 
look and smell of a brand-new build- 
ing. The remodeling plan went all out 
as the facility received a new welcom- 
ing center on the front of the building, 
two additional classrooms, a new hay 
barn and an outdoor classroom. The 

"I don't like to view 

the new building as just 

a new building, I like to 

see it as a new learning 

lab for our students" 

outdoor classroom was intended to 
provide a place for students to take 
the classroom outside on a nice day. 

A new main entrance wraps 
around the southwest corner of the 

building, providing a 
nice, warm welcom- 
ing area. The sunny 
room will provide 
a place for student 
socials, meetings, 
information on 
Butler's Agriculture 
program, a greet- 
ing room for days when prospective 
students come to visit and a place to 
show off the Livestock Judging Team's 
numerous awards. Many windows, 
combined with the stylish floor de- 
signs, make it a bright, fun room. The 
atmosphere almost makes one feel as 
if they are standing in a fancy indoor 
front porch. Also, the welcoming area's 
brick exterior spruces up the facility, 
so that it looks less like a tin shed or 
barn, and more like the designated 
space for classrooms. 


Below: The view from the Ag Facili- 
ty's new welcome center. With many 
windows, the room will provide a 
warm welcoming area. 

Two new classrooms were con- 
structed, both having special features 
worthy of mention. One has a garage 
door at the back of it to allow for more 
room for larger classes or meetings to 
extend into the arena area. The other 
new classroom is surrounded with 
concrete walls, to provide a safe room 
for students to gather in the event of 
a tornado. 

Unlike the old hay barn, the 
new one is connected to the main Ag 
building. Handicap accessible ramps 
make it usable for all to navigate 
around the facility. The hay barn is 
impressive, as it is fully enclosed, insu- 
lated, and easy to get in and out with 
tractors and other equipment. Plus, 
there is plenty of room for hay. 

Needless to say, both the Ag 
students and instructors will enjoy 
the additional space of their updated 
learning environment for many years 
to come. Out of sight and out of mind, 
Butler's agriculture students have 
a quiet world of their own and new 
space to enjoy it in. The made-over 
facility has already been a treat to the 
Ag program, but the excitement builds 
as the day of final completion draws 

Left: The new hay barn was 
built just behind the main 
facility. It is insulated and 
handicap accessible, making 
for a pretty fancy hay barn. 

Center: One of the new 
classrooms. This one's special 
feature is that it is expand- 
able. The back wall of this 
classroom is a garage door, 
allowing for expansion into 
the arena for larger classes 
and meetings. 

Below Center: Construction 
workers work on the "out- 
door classroom." This will 
serve as a good place for stu- 
dents to go outside to study 
on a nice day. 

Left: The inside of the new 
hay barn. As you can see, it 
is insulated, nicely lighted 
and has concrete floors. 
The nice new hay barn is 
liable to make area farmers 
and ranchers green with 

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mejft then soon died out and has been 
recently revitalized through the green 

fcbj tecently, the green movement 
hit the Butler campus. Recycling 
fc can be found around campus. In 
the 100 building, there are bins for 
newspapers and one for trash in gen- 
;rafl Stephens has had trouble finding 
recycling bin on campus. 
•She knows plenty of her 
in the residence halls who use 
water bottles which upsets her be- 
cause there is no place to dispose of 
them in a "green" fashion. Stephens 
?Brnan^?ng her part a | so recycled while living at home and 
fja is somethiifjf^he always recycled her aluminum pop 
ces to 'do. "It makes me canS- 
feelftood when I recycle/' says Ste- According to Donald Rom- 

phens. "I feel like I am doing my part me |fanger, the grounds manager, the 
to preserve the world." recycling program has not affected the 

Many Butler students are students living in the dorms. He says 

starting to save their empty water tri ere hasn't been much information 
bottles, used Wal-Mart bags or even or pressure from the dorms to push 


old editions of the Wichita Eagle to 
dispose of in recycling bins. 

the recycling program more. There are 
programs that are still in planning for 

The idea of recycling has long recycling in the dorms 
been on the earth, dating back as far Despite the problems in the 

as the 1960s when environmental dorms, Rommelfanger says the paper 
groups pushed recycling to preserve anc j cardboard containers continue to 
the earth and its materials. The earth's increase across campus. "Every build- 
natural resources were being depleted 
at an abnormally fast rate, and that 
worried environmentalists around the 

The efforts for recycling 
started to die out with the market for 
recyclable materials gone. The move- 

ing has recycle toters or the paper 
is collected on a weekly basis; we 
probably remove on the average 1,000 
pounds of paper per week," says Rom- 

Rommelfanger says as far as 

the other recyclables there are several 
containers around campus for other 

"Aluminum cans and plastic 
bottles have been taken on either by 
individuals or civic groups and those 
containers are collected by those 
groups or the City of El Dorado makes 
arrangements to collect there." 
Habitat for Humanity is also respon- 
sible for collecting cans. 

They have a recycling sta- 
tion on the west side of campus. Kay 
Metzinger, Accounts Receivable, is in 
charge of the program. 

Despite some setbacks in the 
recycling system, Butler is ready to 
pursue any opportunity to increase 
recycling and sustainability. 

"Our biggest drive now is 
to promote recycling which we do 
at every opportunity. We keep close 
ties with the administrators of the 
recycling program with the City of El 
Dorado who are very willing to work 
with us," Rommelfanger says. 

Still, with the economy trying 
to recover and global warming still 
making headlines, Butler is making an 
effort with recycling and hopefully that 
effort will change the way the campus 

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Logan Jones 
Photo & Sports 


The Resurgence 
of America: 
A Comeback 

Illustration courtesy of 
Eric Boley/Peabody 
™ sophomore 

Reminiscing on a year 
ago brings so many 
memories and emo- 
tions rushing back. Our 
country was bubbly 
with hope and eager for change. 
Then, by 10 p.m. CST, the news 
networks were announcing Ba- 
rack Obama as the victor of the 
2008 presidential race on that 
first Tuesday in November, the 
4th. When history was made on 
Jan. 20, 2009, millions of people 
saw a new day for our country 
beginning. A change was not only 
brewing in our nation, but in the 
way the rest of the world looked 
at Americans. This change was 
not going to come easy by any 
means. President Obama had a 
lot of cleaning up to do. In this 
article, I will discuss some of the 
obstacles that have stood in the 
way of our progress to becoming 
a better nation in the last year, as 
well as the achievements he has 
already accomplished. 

The sense of pride and 
patriotism felt by the majority of 
American citizens when 
President Obama took office, 
seemed to have the same tone 
as the way our country came 
together after 9/11. The rest of 
the world displayed good will 
towards the United States after 


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the attacks, just as they are now that 
we have a leader that uses diplomacy 
before fear and threat. We are no 
longer trying to bully the rest of the 
world. But the difference between 
now and 9/11 is that former President 
George W. Bush squandered that good 
will due to his lack of desire to ever 
use diplomacy. 

Now that a Democrat is in the 
White House, it seems as if the con- 
servatives have changed their priori- 
ties. For example, before being sworn 
in, President Obama was left with a 
$10.6 trillion national debt to deal 
with. One of Obama's plans to help 
swing the economy back around was 
to create a stimulus package. Repub- 
licans began to question if a stimulus 
would further our debt, rather than 
provide much benefit. If only they 
showed this concern about spending 
when Bush was in office, rather than 
throwing money at big corporations 
and an unnecessary war. I have heard 
of a time when Republicans were 
known as "fiscal conservatives." But is 
a stimulus really ineffective? Without 
the stimulus, many economists believe 
we would be in a depression now. 
Instead, the economy is showing a 
resurgence, and most economists feel 
we are pulling out of a recession after 
only eight months under the Barack 
Obama presidency. We still need to 
create more jobs, and until this is 

done we, America, cannot be fully 

I suppose it's time to bring 
up healthcare. What to do, what to 
do. Let's be clear, President Obama's 
healthcare plan would give quality and 
affordable healthcare to all Ameri- 
cans. It will also guarantee the right 
to choose your own doctor. If you get 
laid off or lose your job, you will main- 
tain your healthcare coverage. And if 
you like what you have now, you can 
keep your current plan. 

Continues on pg. 45 

Campaign Over, 
Time For Reality 

This has been an interesting 
year to say the least. Due to 
the extremely long list of po- 
litical events that have taken 
place this year, and a limited 
space to discuss it in, I can only 
scratch the surface. Seeing that health 
reform has been the most popular 
issue lately, it would be a good one to 
start out with. 

It's no secret that changes 
need to be made to our healthcare 
system, but the best changes can only 
happen if the government is less in- 
volved, not more so. Priced at around 


$1 trillion, and full of questionable items, 
the American people aren't buying the 
government-run healthcare plan, thank- 
fully. Nationalized medicine can be 
defined as the government deciding who 
gets treated (rationing), when (waiting 
list) and how (what kind of treatment 
you'll receive). Americans don't want the 
government snooping around in their 
medical records, telling them who to see 
and when, and having control over what 
kind of operation they should receive. 
After being given some painkillers and 
having to wait for at least three months, 
the classic government healthcare re- 
sponse would be to say, "Sorry, we can't 
do much for your leg at this point, and 
it's too expensive for the system to cover 
anything except amputation." That's for 
the birds, and apparently many Ameri- 
cans feel the same. According to a June 
ABC-Washington Post poll, 83 percent of 
Americans are satisfied with their health 
care, and 81 percent are fine with their 
health insurance. 

The more the Democrats cam- 
paign for health reform, the more Ameri- 
cans are wary of it. During September, 
the health reform's approval plummeted 
to 43 percent according to a Rasmussen 
poll, along with Barack Obama's to 49 
percent. Americans find it odd that liber- 
als are in such a hurry to pass this bill, 
and so testy with anyone who opposes it. 
People naturally expect the bill to include 
coverage for illegal immigrants and abor- 
tions, because many of the same liberals 
supporting the health bill are supporting 
such things as amnesty and abortion. It 
seems to be a pretty accurate suspicion 
considering that every single Republican 
amendment removing abortions and 

JC Boyce 
Copy Editor 

health care for illegal immigrants has 
been shot down by the Democrat 
leadership (even though many "blue- 
dog" and other Democrats were 
strongly in favor of such amendments 
as well). Meanwhile, as Democrats 
reject any Republican proposal or 
amendment, they accuse the Repub- 
licans of not presenting any ideas. 
(Go figure.) 

Perhaps the most shocking 
reactions coming from many liberals 
and the liberal mainstream media 
is their reaction to the majority of 
Americans who oppose and protest 
the bill. Health reform opponents 
have been called everything from 
racist lunatics to angry mobs to 
unruly terrorists. If that's the best de- 
fense proponents of the bill can come 
up with, that's an embarrassment, 
and it's no wonder the bill is losing 
ground. According to some, if you 
simply disagree with the president, 
you're somehow racist. Maybe when 
they join us in the 21st century, they 
can move on from race and get to 
a substantive debate. Another thing 
worthy of mention is that the White 
House even went as far as creating a 
blog for people to "flag" suspicious or 
negative information regarding health 
reform. This naturally reminded many 
Americans of the classic George 
Orwell book 1984 , with big brother 
(a domineering government) always 
watching. (Creepy.) 

Besides being concerned 
about government intrusion into their 
health plans and increased costs, 
Americans are also worried about the 

Continues on pg. 45 

Fall 2009 



's Survivors 

Vietti, President of Butler Community 
College, and cancer survivor. 

Tiffany Ladson 
Managing Editor 

Erin Carlson 

Whether it's a parent, signifi- 
cant other, child, or even your 
own self, everyone has had to 
deal with the ominous cloud 
that hangs over after a cancer 
diagnosis. Cancer affects everyone indirectly 
or directly somehow and sometime in their 
lifetime. This is a story of five Butler em- 
ployees who are courageous survivors and 
continuous fighters of cancer. During times 
of diagnosis, recovery, and even remission 
of cancer, thoughts like this will continuously 
whirl through a person's mind 

"There were days after my diagnosis... 
when I truly wondered if I would get to see 
our five children graduate from high school, 
college, and get married. On other days I was 
convinced I would be a survivor," says Jackie 

Community College 


In 1996, Pam 
Hendrix, Dean for Enroll- 
ment Management Secre- 
tary, knew that something in her body 
just wasn't quite right. When she went 
to the doctors they discovered that 
her uterus was the size of an 18-week 
pregnancy. Alarmed, Hendrix told her 
doctors that there was no way she 
was pregnant. Hendrix was soon to be 
diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, also 
referred to as LMS. LMS is a soft tissue 
cancer that develops tumors in tissues 
all throughout the body. It only ac- 
counts for one percent of all cancers. 
LMS will tend to "jump all over the 
body," rather than continue in a pat- 
tern or "on a certain path, so it's hard 
to know where it will pop up next," 
says Hendrix. 

When she found out that she 
was being diagnosed with cancer, Hen- 
drix felt as if she was having, "an out 
of body experience." 

Since the diagnosis, Hendrix 
has had six tumors in the past five 
years, and continues to fight the dis- 
ease every day. She's a regular pa- 
tient at MD Anderson Cancer 
Center located in Houston, 

"There are no doc- 
tors in the Wichita area that 
will treat my kind of cancer," 
says Hendrix. 

Every three months, 
Hendrix and her husband 
travel to MD Anderson Can- 
cer Center for scans and testing. 
Hendrix says, " I was diagnosed in 
1996. The tumor started in the uterin 
walls. ..then five years ago it came 
back in my neck, and the doctors 
couldn't get it all out so I've had to 
take treatment." 

Since then, Hendrix has gone 
through chemotherapy, even though 
LMS doesn't respond to the treat- 
ment, radiation and several surgeries. 

Hendrix says, "I went 
through chemo as the doctors said I 
should 'just in case it would work!' It 
did not work, as I've had five tumors 
since my chemo treatments. The 
best treatment is surgery. I've had 
tumors surgically removed in my 
uterus, hip, abdomen, two in my 
chest wall and two in my spine." 

Physically, the chemotherapy 


treatment gave Hendrix intense bone 
pain, and she lost her hair. "I went 
through chemo every two weeks for 
four months. Each treatment made 
the pain worse. Needless to say, it 
was NOT fun!" says Hendrix. 

The radiation treatment she 
endured wasn't much better. 

"The radiation was done 
through my mouth in order to reach 
the tumor at the C2-C3 vertebra. It 
blistered my mouth and throat, and I 
lost all of my taste buds," says Hen- 

Even though Hendrix's fight 
with cancer has not been a picnic, 
she's had her chance to leave her 
mark in the medical world. 

"I was the number four lab rat 
at MD Anderson Cancer Center to be a 
part of a clinical trial on a special type 
of radiation on the tumor in my neck 
that is inoperable. That clinical trial 
was almost five years ago, and that 
spot is still not growing," says Hendrix. 

Since then, this form of radia- 
tion has been released on the market 
for cancer treatments. 

During her long battle with 
cancer, Hendrix still keeps her chin 
held high, and continues to count her 
blessings every day. 

"You have to have a 
great support team and I've 
had amazing support through 
my family, my church and 
my Butler family. This cancer 
experience would have been 
much worse if I did not have 
them all!" says Hendrix. 

With her last visit to 
MD Anderson Cancer Center 
in the spring of 2009, Hen- 
drix wasn't able to return to 
work for eight weeks due to 
her recovery from another 

"When I was slowly 
recovering from my last 
surgery, Butler allowed me to 
work for an hour or two at a 
time. ..even being able to do 
that allowed me to grab onto 
something normal throughout 
all the turmoil." 

She continues, "But- 
ler has been the perfect place 
to be through all of this. We're 
just all a really big family. W 

I leave for surgeries all the time, they 
never question my days off. I couldn't 
have gone through this and kept my job 
working anywhere else." 

During the writing of this article, I 
Pam Hendrix once again made her way 
to Houston for another three month 
check-up. ..thankfully, she was able to re- 1 
turn home immediately with good news 
for the time being. 

• • • • • • ■ 

A (Curly) Sprung in/ 
Your Step 

Karen Gelvin, Dean 
of Student Life, is a survivor 
of Fallopian Tube Cancer 
(Transitional Cells), which 
only accounts for one to 
two percent of all genea- 
logical cancers among women. 

"We should listen to our bod- 
ies! I knew something was wrong, 
even though I felt fine. ..I bounced 
back and forth between specialists, but 
I insisted on further tests to be done." 

Gelvin was diagnosed by Dr. 

B who has only diagnosed 
B with Fallopian Tube 
125 years of medicine. 
/ B Gelvin was diagnosed 
with Bhe was mostly upsel 

Bier hair. After going 
Bunds of chemotherapy, 
tly what happened to her! 
Big my hair was really 
Bel I chemotherapy it was 
very thi< ft straight, and now it has 
H ,. ii f Burly!" I feel like I have a 
I in my step— because I'm 
[VI 'says Gelvin. 

Bg her pin-straight hair 
Mb only side effect that 
Brapy had on Gelvin. 
emotherapy rounds made 
ii ftnd pizza tasted like 
netal, Bys Gelvin. 

slvin also adds, "During my 
I i |i es, my husband was a 
; Bn't thank him enough. 
I i d fu lit ;ly sacrificed so much and 
t" ' - .. me care of me. My son was 
B/vhen I started losing my 
hair Biaved his hair off so he 

tuld I ow support for me." 

rhi Bardest part of cancer for 
( ;< /in . ', i- having to "rely on so many 

Survivors gather behind the Hubbard Center, along with their friends and co- 
workers, to show that everyone is affected by cancer in one way or another. 

Fall 2009 

people. ..I prefer to serve others." 

Even though cancer is never 
an outstanding experience, plenty 
of positive things can come out of 
surviving the disease. 

Gelvin says, "It may seem 
cliche, but I truly appreciate and 
make time for life now— the beauty 
of creation and the wonderful love 
of family and friends. ..Life is lots of 
twists and turns— but it is great when 
we go with it and live life to the full- 

"I have a very dear friend 
of mine who took it upon herself to 
research everything she could about 
cancer. I will never forget her telling 
me that the survival rates were high- 
er for people who played an active 
role in their treatment and who had 
a good knowledge base about their 
cancer and diagnosis," says President 
of Butler Community College, Jackie 

When Vietti was diagnosed 
in 1991 with Stage two Inter-ductal 
adenorcarinoma breast cancer, she 
did just that! 

Ly Power 

"Of course I always listened 
to my doctors, but I realized 
that it was up to me to make 
the final decisions regarding 
my treatment. I always asked 
what my options were. ..and I asked 
what they would advise their mother, 
or wife to do in a situation like this... 
and then I made choices that I felt 
comfortable with," says Vietti. 

At the time of Vietti's diagno- 
sis in 1991, the cure rates for breast 
cancer weren't as high or as 
well-known as it is today. 

"Many people still 
thought that any kind of 
cancer was a fatal diagnosis... 
Now breast cancer, from a 
general standpoint, has one 

of the highest 
cure rates of 
all cancer, es- 
pecially when 
it is diagnosed 
sooner, than 
later," says 

went through 
12 chemo- 
therapy treat- 
ments during 
her- fight with 
breast cancer, 
and received 
surgery from 
MD Anderson 
Cancer Center in 
Houston, Texas. 
"...At MD 
Anderson, I had surgery and was 
prescribed my chemotherapy pro- 
tocol, three different drugs, two of 
which were administered every two 
weeks for six months, and one of 
which I took by mouth every day..." 
says Vietti. 

She also adds, "I was told 
that during my chemotherapy there 
was a likelihood that I 
would lose my hair. But, 
being me, I said I was 
willing that not to happen. 
The empathetic people 
provided me with a wig 
anyway, which was a very 
good thing since I lost not 
only my hair, but also my 
eyelashes and eyebrows. I 
recall one day trying to put on mas- 
cara and thinking that the bottle was 
empty. Then it dawned on me that it 
wasn't the empty bottle, but rather 
the fact that I had no eyelashes!" 

Even though treatments were 
a struggle, Vietti was determined to 

"I don't wake each 
morning without an 
appreciation for ev- 
ery breath I have been 
-Susie Van Tries 

Karen Gelvin , Susie Van Tries, Pam Hendrix and 
Jackie Vietti discuss their survival experiences and 
how happy they are to share their stories. 

not let her diagnosis knock her down. 
She continued to work full-time and 
finish up her doctorate. 

"Those [working full-time, 
and pursuing my doctorate] were 
good things for me to do, because 
they kept me from focusing too much 
on my disease and not enough on 
enjoying life as it came to me each 
day and making the most of spending 
time with those I loved." 

Another positive motiva- 
tor during Vietti's struggle was her 
extended family, friends and faith. In 
fact her husband, Ray, accompanied 
her to every one of her chemothera- 
py treatments. 

Vietti says, "I was blessed 
with an incredible extended fam- 
ily that was there at every turn of 
the road, fixing meals when I didn't 
feel like cooking, taking our children 
on outings, and laughing as well as 
crying with me. The night before my 
husband and I left for MD Anderson... 
our extended family gathered at our 
house for a huge meal and send-off. 

"I had to learn 
that there are a 
ot worse things 
in life besides 


- Pam Hendrix 

They had little gifts for me to open 
every day when I was in Houston, 
most of them really funny.. .it was a 
tremendous lift to my spirits." 

Even though her diagnosis 
with breast cancer was about 20 
years ago, Vietti continues to remem- 
ber that time in her life. 

"Being diagnosed with cancer 
helped me understand and appreci- 
ate who and what really mattered 
in my life. Conversely, I developed a 
better realization of the things that 
didn't really matter in the big scheme 
of things. ..I've always been a very 
independent, self-reliant person. But, 
through my diagnosis and battle with 
cancer, I've learned how important 
it is to let others help you and that 
there is a balance to be achieved in 
terms of giving and receiving." 

Suzie Van Tries, executive assistant 
to the Chief Information Officer, was 
diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in- 
situ, which is a form of breast cancer, 
and immediately began to commu- 
nicate with others about cancer, and 
constantly searching for more knowl- 

all right. Then I visited with Pam me home again, and always there 

Hendrix who had just recently gone to give me encouragement. She and 

through extensive treatment for I had been together through our 

another kind of cancer, but whose mother's lingering illness and treat- 



"The day after I found out 
it was cancer, I made an 
appointment to visit with 
Dr. Jackie Vietti who is a 
breast cancer survivor of several 
years. She talked me through the 
process of treatment and offered 
me hope that things would work out 

"Any mole that 
\ changes on 
lyour skin, don't 
■Wit, have it 
- Jody Lawson 

positive atti- 
tude and faith 
in God had 
always im- 
pressed me," 
says Van Tries. 
She found en- 
couraging, and 
inspiring hope 
from a website 
that Hendrix 
gave to her. 
The website is 
called Cancer 
Crusade and 
sends out 
e-mail news- 
letters about 
survivor expe- 

The thought of 
fighting cancer 
some fear that 
Van Tries had 
three years 
previously with 
the death of 
her mother to 

sister who went to the sur- 
geon with me when I found 
out it was cancer, reminded 
me that it was not a death 
sentence. sister became 
my primary caregiver tak- 
ing time off from her job, driving me 
to chemo treatments and surgeries, 
staying with me sometimes, taking 

lents, and I 
fas so glad 
have her 
Biere," says 

Van Tries. 
■Even though 

the company 

alone/, and/ 

- — Bid help from 

whew I Had/ to- her sister f , 

v was comfort- 

Hig and much 
Bie began to 
Bjffer from 
which becomes 
■sry common 
among fighters 
■f cancer. 
■She says, " I 
think the hard- 
est part during 
By treatment 
Bid fight was 
the depression. 
I live alone, 
Bid the hours 
Bhen I had to 
be by myself 
were difficult 
because that is 
Bhen the fear 
will want to 
take over and 
drive out faith and hope. ..I tried to 
fill the solitary hours with Scripture 
memorization and Bible reading, plus 
reading books from others who had 
survived cancer." 

During her fight with breast 
cancer, Van Tries regularly visited the 
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in 
El Dorado for treatments, surgeries 
^^and checkups. 
^p "The El Dorado hospital was 
" Losing my hair was awesome. The nursing staff was 

tough. It was very ver V c H arin | ,h ^ s J oke f d 

, . , . , around with me to keep me from 

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Dorms, apartments or 
still living at home are 
just a few of the living 
arrangements that col- 
lege students choose. 
Each option has a different ben- 
efit for a specific student. Every 
student at Butler has their own 
opinion on what choice is better. 
Some students say living 
on campus is a better option. 
Those who live on campus have 
the choice of living in West, East 
or Cummins dorms. 

Andrew Rawlings, a 
freshman who lives in East, says, 
"The best thing about living on 
campus is the people you get to 
meet. I've met a lot of different 
people that have the same values 
that makes me feel at home." 
Roommate issues are 
very common with first year stu- 
dents. Being thrown into an en- 
vironment one is not used to can 
cause conflicts between room- 
mates. Such conflicts are started 
by arguing over space or if a very 
organized person is placed with 
someone not as organized. 

Ashley McQuary, Newton 
freshman, lives in Cummins. She 
enjoys living on campus but has 
had trouble adjusting to living 
with someone she didn't know. 

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"You have to work with 
your roommate. Sometimes it 
doesn't work out and you have 
to move. The boundaries you set 
at the beginning of the year, you 
need to follow and be honest 
and talk about the problem if a 
problem comes up," says Mc- 

Rawlings has had a good 
experience with his two room- 
mates so far. 

"It wasn't really hard 
being put with two people I 
didn't know. I get along with my 
roommates. They're cool," says 

Living on campus opens 
opportunities for students to 
socialize while earning a higher 

Not everyone that at- 
tends Butler lives on campus. 
Some students have their rea- 
sons for living off campus. 

Living off campus at 
Butler can open many new op- 
portunities for student lifestyles. 
Students living off campus are 
given the chance to save money 
instead of paying for rent. 

Kayly Simon lives at 
home in Augusta. She has been 
living there since high school. 

She says that living at home during 
college allows her to save money and 
keep track of her finances. 

"The cost of things is the best 





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advantage and I don't have to buy groceries 
or meals to eat. My parents buy them," says 

The advantages of living at home range 
from saving money, getting free food from par- 
ents and a little more freedom. 

"I like living at home because my par- 
ents pay for everything, including the cellphone 
bill and food," says Alex Link, Towanda. 

Some opinions of students agree with 
the statement that living on campus would 
allow more involvement with campus life an 
student organizations. 

Different organizations require more 
time on campus than spent taking classes, so 
joining student organizations takes a lot of time 
and effort. 

Not all students living on campus want 
to stay; most saying the cement walls in the 
dorms make it hard to put pictures up. 

"I wish I lived off campus. The dorms 
don't really feel like home, and I want to b 
able to decorate like some," says freshman 
Courtney Frye, Council Grove. 

Although not all students would like to 
live at home, the benefits, according to some, 
keep them at home versus living in the dorms. 

Fall 2009 



Logan Jones 
Photo & Sports 

hroughout the first part of this fall 2009 semester, I have been getting to know 
21-year-old James Bumpass, Wichita sophomore. James suffers from cerebral 
palsy, and is forced to use his motorized wheelchair to get around. Each morn- 
ing James has an aid come into his room to help him prepare for the day ahead. 
Although he has been dealt what most would consider a tough hand, he does not 

use his disability as an excuse, nor does he expect to be treated any better or less than his 

fellow Butler Grizzly peers. 

I approached James and asked him if he would allow me to do a photographic essay on him, to try and convey the col- 
lege life from his perspective. He was more than willing to give me the privilege to do the story on him. After talking to 
James for awhile, it was obvious he was no different than any other student. One thing that stands out as soon as you 
meet James is his love for the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team. Almost every day you can count on see- 
ing him with one of his several Cardinals hats and shirts on. When thinking about how I wanted to present James in this 
story, I wanted to show not just the adversity he faces due to his disability, but also the relationships he has with people 
in his life, his goals and plans for his future, and also his love and knowledge for sports. 

Usually one of the first things you no- 
tice about James is he is always wear- 
ing a baseball hat. When describing his 
hat collection James said, "If you want 
to get technical, I probably have about 
70 or 80 caps total. I also have 5 or 6 
with my name on them. Hats are like 
purses for me. It's probably why my 
hair is already starting to thin out, be- 
cause I wear hats all of the time." And 
there is only one team James pledges 
his allegiance to, the St. Louis Cardi- 
nals. James said he became a Cardinals 
fan because, "My father has been a fan 
since the 60s, so I just kind of jumped 
on the bandwagon with him. And as it 
turns out they have been really good, 
so I just kind of stuck with them." 

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Four times a day James' care attendant, Dawn Wygle, meets with James to check on him, do exercises, and 
other things that might need to be taken care of. Their first meeting is early in the morning, around 7 a.m. 
Wygle has been working with the handicapped for 15 years and says, "I find it very rewarding. I just love 
to help people." 


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When talking about her relationship with 
James, Wygle described it by saying, "James 
and I have a really good working relation- 
ship. We like to joke around which makes our 
visits a little more relaxed. He teases me a lot 
by saying I am his mother away from home." 
She said that she hasn't found anything that 
is difficult about working with James. 

Logan Jones/Grizzly 

One of the main reasons James chose to at- 
tend Butler was because he thought it was 
very handicapped accessible. "When I came 
to visit Butler, I really liked how it seemed 
they showed concern for the handicapped. 
Almost every building on Butler's El Dorado 
campus has been set up so people in wheel- 
chairs can access them." 

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Even though he suffers from cerebral palsy, 
and is forced to use a wheelchair to get 
around, James says, "I don't use my disability 
as an excuse. I don't think I should be treated 
any better or worse than anyone else." 

Logan Jones/Grizzly 

21-year-old James Bumpass has a cumula- 
tive GPA of over 3.5. He says he is planning 
on majoring in history, as well as studying 
special education. He would like to become a 
teacher someday. 

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t's a say- 
ing that 
we hear 
all too of- 
ten these 
days, "Be- 
cause of the 
As college 
students, most 
of us probably 
don't realize 
what this over- 
used saying 
really means. 
For some of us 
though, it is 

what determined where we would be 
going after high school. 

Because of the economy, But- 
ler has seen a significant rise in enroll- 
ment this semester. From about 8,476 
students enrolled at the same time 
last year, to 9,555 students that are 
currently enrolled in classes at Butler, 
a difference of over 1,000 students. 
This can be compared to Wichita State 

Daric McCoy 
Staff Writer 

University's undergraduate enrollment 
from the same time last year of about 
11,600 students, to their enrollment 
of about 11,704 current students; a 
minimal difference of only 104 people. 

Heather Ward, Financial 
Aid Counselor, says that, "Gener- 
ally, community colleges offer a low 
student-to-teacher ratio. This means 
more interaction with the teacher, 
which aids in the learning process and 
retention. Most teachers know their 
students' names and offer open-door 
policies which allow students to seek 
assistance from the instructor directly." 

Along with Butler, community 
colleges all over the country have 
been seeing enrollment increases. 
A large reason for the enrollment 
increases is due to the cheaper tuition 
rates that community colleges can 
offer compared to the larger four-year 

Butler's low tuition rates are 
very competitive to Wichita State's 
higher tuition rates. An in-state stu- 
dent would pay about 125 percent 

more per credit hour at WSU than they 
would at Butler. An out of state student 
would pay a staggering 245 percent 
more per credit hour at WSU. 

"Community colleges offer a 
quality education at a fraction of the 
price. For many degrees, most general 
education requirements are the same- 
English, Math, etc. Why not get more 
for your money?" Ward says. 

Take for example: a male Kan- 
sas resident living in the dorms for one 
semester and taking 16 credit hours 
would pay about $3,371.50 at Butler 
and about $5,520 at WSU, more than 
a $2,000 difference. When you are a 
college student, $2,000 can be a large 
chunk of change that could go toward 
a number of other things. 

Whether we came here to 
complete general education classes or 
because of the wallet-friendly tuition, 
it is easy to see why Butler, or another 
community college, can be a far better 
choice financially than a four-year insti- 

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One year in Brennan Hall= 

19 Meal Plan for one year- 

Parking Permit- $20.00 

One credit hour for in-state 
tuition- $149.90 

One credit hour for out-of-state 
tuition- $417.70 

Student fee per credit hour- 

Registration Fee- $17.00 


• • I believe students should 
choose a community 
college to 
get the 
best value 
for their 
money. Be a 
wise stew- 
ard of your 
money. } ^ 

-Heather Ward, 
Financial Aid 

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Running Rampant 

The trails of the Grizzly 
cross-country team started in Ark 


V City at the Cowley County Invit 

(,_ ^ ft tional. It is now midway through 

' '" I the season and they have a few 
good meets on their belt including 
one right here in El Dorado. 

The Grizzlies have their 
main runners that finish up front 
week in and week out but also 
have some unsung heroes on the 
team. ft 

The women have 
had consistant front-runners Pa- 
trober Murindat and Jylian Jaloma 
who finish at the top of the ranks 
week in and week out. But they 
also have some good runners who do not get as much 
attention such as Renee Simon, sophomore, Leon. Simon 
is a consistant runner but has been tampered by injury 
throught the season. If she can get back to full health she 
will be a good runner for the 

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Student Sports 
Media * 

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Butler cross-country coach Kirk Hunter 
shakes the hand of Ollie Isom. Hunter 
called Isom, "a legend in junior college 



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Grizzlies. Another runner on the women's side that does 
not get as much attention but has been flying right under 
the radar setting her own personal records has been Katie 
Brunner, sophomore, Haysville. 

The men as well as the women have two really 
good runners that stand out among everyone else in Joel 
Rop, sophomore, Kenya, and Jackson Toroitich. One of the 
unsung heroes of the men's cross-country team is Marcos 
Bailon, sophomore, Phoenix. Bailon has been right under 
the radar all season waiting to have a break out meet and 
really run to the best of his abilities. Abel Assela has also 
been a Grizzly cross-country runner that has been under 
the radar. Assela has had a couple of really good meets 
where he has been one of the top runners on the team, 
and had coach Kirk Hunter talk about how well he did but 
is still trying to finish out this year's cross-country season. 

The cross-country team overall has had a very sat- 
isfying year. Coach Hunter said the runners have improved 
each week in practice, and it has shown up every week as 
they go to run in meets. m>m 

The Grizzlies are training hard, trying to finish out 
the season on a high note where they still have post sea- 
son races to run before they transition to the track. 

article is as of Oct. 15 

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Jackson Toroitich, Kenya sophomore, runs 
in the Oliie Isom Invitational. Toroitich ran a 
good race and finished in second place. 

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Butler cross-country runner Patrober Murindat, Kenya sophomore, leads the Ollie Isom Invitational race at 
Wartick Farm in El Dorado. Murindat kept up the pace and went on to finish in first place. 


ai 2009 

New Season, 
Same Tradition 




Ethan Denton Dan Page 

Student Sports Student Sports 
Media Media 

After the 2008 season gave the Grizzly football 
team its sixth national championship and the second time 
that the team went back-to-back as national champions, 
only one question remained... could the Grizzlies 3-peat? 
H hey are in the midst of that quest right in now in the 2009 
campaign with a 5-1 record and a #4 national ranking. 

This season has started very similar to last year's 
ational title run, beginning with a game versus Blinn, this 
ime taking place in Brenham, Texas, the home of the Buc- 
caneers who handed the Grizzlies their only defeat in 2008. 

The game was a 4 p.m. kickoff in the hot Texas 
sun which resulted in game time temperatures nearing 100 
F. But the heat did 
not seem to affect 
the Grizzlies in the 
first half as they took 
the lead. Quarter- 
back Ross Dausin 
first tossed a 39 yard 
touchdown strike 
to Marcus Kennard, 
then followed that up 
with a 69 yard bomb 
to Dontel Watkins 
and the Grizzlies led 
17-3. ButtheBucs 
answered at the end 
of the first half with 
a touchdown of their 
own and Butler took 
a seven point lead 
into the locker room. 
Dausin had thrown 
for 243 yards by half- 

The second 
half saw the Grizzly 
lead slowly evaporate 
as the offense was 

Butler defensive ends Scott Smith, Kailua, Hawaii sophomore, 
and Cornellius Carradine, Cincinnati, Ohio, freshman, sack tl 
Dodge City quarterback and force a fumble. Smith had two 
sacks on the day and Carradine had one in a 51-7 Grizzly bash 


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unable to move the ball due to poor execution and penal 
ties. After a scoreless third quarter, Blinn finally found its 
way in the fourth. With just less than two minutes remain- 
ing, QB Cameron Newton scored on a 4 yard plunge to give 
Blinn a 24-17 lead. And just like last season the Grizzlies 
were unable to answer and they suffered another opening 
game defeat. 

v "I was very disappointed in the lack of discipline 
our football team showed (in the game)," Head Coach Troy 
Morrell said. 

In week two the Grizzlies faced the Dodge City 
Conquistadors on the road in an opportunity to rebound 

from the loss at Blinn. 
They jumped out to 
a 13-0 lead before 
Dodge got on the 
board late in the first 
half. But the Grizzlies 
answered right back 
with a long touchdown 
pass from Dausin to 
Kennard and Butler led 
20-7 at the break. 
Butler then put 
together arguably their 
best offensive half 
of football so far this 
season as they put 
31 on the board and 
dominated the Conqs 
right to the very end. 
The Grizzlies got out 
of Dodge with a 51-7 

In week 3, the 

Grizzlies faced the 

Garden City Bronc- 

usters at Wichita 

State's Cessna Sta- 

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Butler Head Football Coach Troy Morrell receives a 
celebratory deluge after getting his 100th victory 
as Butler's head man. Morrell has led the Grizzlies 
to three national championships in his 10 years as 
head coach, and is aiming for a fourth this season. 

dium. Butler picked up right where they left off against 
Dodge City as they stormed out of the gates and led 17-0 
at halftime. Penalties marred the second half and neither 
team scored. The dominant Grizzly defense picked up its 
only shutout of the season so far, 17-0. 

Coming into their first game at Galen Blackmore 
Stadium, the Grizzlies knew their match-up with Air Force 
Prep was not to be taken lightly. Prep came out the gates 
on their first possession and went up 7-0 on a deep bomb, 
catching the Butler defense off-guard. However, the Griz- 
zlies continued to battle and finished the Husky attack, 
winning 30-17. 

Running back Ricky Jacques, Liberal sophomore, 
carried the team offensively powering his way to 151 yards 
on 18 carries for the day. The Grizzlies were now 3-1 and 
Coach Morrell was just one win away from reaching the 
century mark. 

_ Coffeyville was next on the menu for Butler as they 

planned to 'black out' the Red Ravens at home on Sept. 26. 
Late in the second quarter Dausin hooked up with wide re- 
ceiver Jonathan Owens, Topeka sophomore, on a 30 touch- 
down pass. The Grizzlies led 7-0 at halftime, but shortly 
into the third quarter Coffeyville struck and tied the game, 

7-7. Dausin threw for two touchdown passes in the quarter 
to Brett Soft, Wichita freshman, and Arrison Davis, Kansas 
City sophomore, and that was enough to tack on another 
victory 30-14. The win gave coach Morrell his 100th win of 
his head coaching career. 

"It felt great to get the win for coach," 
Dausin said. ^^Ou 

Butler next traveled to Hutchinson with a show- 
down with the rejuvenated Blue Dragons. This one came 
down to the final seconds. The game was tied 10-10 with 
less than three minutes remaining when Dausin led Ken- 
nard on a beautifully thrown pass which was taken deep 
inside Blue Dragon territory. 

Minutes later, Logan Ortiz kicked a game-winning 
field goal from 32 yards to win 13-10. 

Butler now had the momentum to carry on for the 
rest of the season with a 5-1 record and three conference 
games to play. 

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Grizzly quarterback Ross Dausin, San Antonio, Texas 
sophomore, tries to break free of a Blinn Buccaneer 
tackier while playing the opening game of the sea- 
son in Brenham, Texas. The Grizzlies lost the game 
24-17, but Dausin threw for 294 yards and two 
touchdowns, his best game of the season thus far. 



Fall 2009 

Logan Jones 

Photo & Sports 

The 2009 
Butler Grizzly soc- 
cer campaign began 
with a lot of optimism 
about the season. 
Unlike last season, 
when the Grizzlies 
finished 16-5 overall, 
there are 11 return- 
ers: Sarah Flaherty, 
Tonganoxie, Beth Bie- 
hler, McPherson, Sade 
Humphrey, Salina, 
Maribel Hernandez, 
Dodge City, Bertha 
Fajardo, Oklahoma 
City, Okla., Ortensia 
Alcantara, Garden 
City, Gina Hernandez, 
Liberal, G Dean, 
Wichita, Denise Banu- 
elos, Liberal, Shelbie 
Walburn, Wichita, and 
G Langrehr, Augusta. 
New to the team 
this year are the 10 
freshmen: Kacy Hale, 
Wichita, Chelsey 
McCaleb, Towanda, 
Taylor Weber, Wichita, 
Cindy Benitez, Gar- 
den City, Danielle 
Matthews, San Jose, 
Calif., Haley Cain, Dia- 
mond Bar, Calif., Molly 
Coppadge, Matthews, 

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gets offensive 

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After scoring the winning goal in double overtime, Cindy Benitez, Garden City fresh- 
man, jumps in celebration as a Johnson County Cavalier walks off of the field in 
disappointment. Benitez ranks in the top three in the NJCAA in points scored. 

N.C., Ashley Janda, McPherson, Christa VanHofwegen, San 
Diego, Calif, and Jordan Gagne, Tonganoxie. 

Head Coach Adam Hunter, now in his third season, 
and the Grizzlies started the season off with the Barton 
Tournament in Great Bend. Butler took care of business and 


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came home with two victories over Western Nebraska 
and Dakota County. 

After an easy 8-0 win against N. Oklahoma- 
Tonkawa in the first home game of the season, it was 
time for Butler to take a road trip to Texas to face two of 
the nation's top teams. 

In hot Corsicana, the first opponent was Navarro 
College. It was a tough game against a tough team. The 
Grizzlies were held scoreless, losing 6-0. The very next 
day they had to play the then #1, and defending nation- 
al champions, Lewis and Clark. This time the game was 
close, but Butler still fell 3-2. 

Then the Grizzlies got hot, winning three In a 
row in shutout fashion. They beat Garden City, NEO and 

On Oct. 
7, rival Johnson 
County came 
to the Grizzlies' 
home pitch for 
a match that 
would be one 
of the best in 
Butler soccer 

At half- 
time the Griz- 
zlies trailed by 
one, but with 
20 minutes 
to go in the 
game, Butler 
scored and tied 
^ip. After one 
>rtime it was 
II tied. But 
the second 
fertime period 
findy Benitez 
jot a shot on 
joal, and into 
the net, giving 
[the Grizzlies a 
'2-1 victory. The 
Butler crowd 
tend bench 
erupted. This 
was the first 

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Powering her way through the 
In depen dence defense all game, 
Sade fcuphrey, Salina sophomore, 
torched tie Pirates with six goals 
and two ftsists. Humphrey, along 
with tea innate Cindy Benitez, ranks 
in the top three in scoring in the 
entire NJCAA. 

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Now in his third season as Butler women's soccer 
head coach, Adam Hunter has the Grizzlies run- 
ning on all cylinders this season. Butler hasbS 
ranked in every NJCAA top 15 poll this season. 

Hesston, all away games, by a combined score of 38-0. 

Upon returning to El Dorado and playing their 
first home game in over two weeks, the Grizzlies jr/el- 
comed then #4 Iowa Western. With each time matching 
one another the entire game, it ended in a 2-2 tie after 
two overtime periods. 

Staying hot, Butler annihilated Cloud County and 
Independence. Then cami^another highly ranked team, 
Laramie County. The Grizzlies fell behind early and could 
never fully catch back up, and lost 3-2. 

Dodge City and Cowley County posed little 
threat. Butler beat both them quite readily. 

time Hunter and assistant coach Ernesto Alcantara beat 
Johnson County as Butler coaches. 

Unfortuiijly, the Grizzlies stumbled against the 
Hutchinson Blue Dragons in Hutch, losing 2-0. It was their < 
first Jayhawk Conference loss. 

Gettingm»n the winning track, Butler defeated 
p Allen Cou^nMiM 

With three games remaining until the post season 
begins, including a tough match against Barton County 
in Great Bend, the Grizzlies are hoping to end the regular 
season on a winning streak. 

Cindy Benitez and Sade Humphrey have both been 
in the top fivei»oints scVet^the wJCAA for most of the 
season. Botfofhjjle been KJoiplayers of the week. Benitez 
broke the single game record for goals, a record Humphrey 
set last year. Humphrey got her record back the very next 
game, scoring eight goals against Hesston. Coach Hunter 
needs only one word to describe his team. "Our team shows 
great resiliency. We never stop fighting," Hunter says. 

The thing that has stood out so far this season is 
the play of the Grizzly offense. They have scored 109 goals, 
including 85 in an eight-game stretch, with three regular 
season games still to be played. 

This article is as of Oct. 15 

Fall 2009 




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battle with confidenc 

The Butler volleyball team 
got off to a roaring start this 
season with four straight wins 
and a championship at their own 
tournament, here in El Dorado. 
They played Labette Community 

Butler started the weekend off great with a win 
over Southeast Community Col lege- Nebraska (25-11, 
25-23, 25-22). Then the weekend took a bad turn for the 
Grizzlies, losing to Casper Wyo. Community College in /§ 
three games. The team then had to face arguably their 
toughest test of the season with the #4 team in Div. I 

College first in the tournament and volleyball, Iowa Western Community College. Butler lost in 


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won (25-16, 25-18, 25-12). Then 
it was on to Fort Scott Community 
College, which they won again 
(25-23, 25-10, 25-22). 
The Grizzlies had confidence on 

their side j^^^^^^^^^m 

this whole 


especially as 

they came 
into it ranked #12 in the nation. The 
team then had to play Neosho County 
Community College. They won again 
(25-15, 25-22, 25-19), and this put 
them in the championship game for 
the tournament. They had to play 
Coffeyville Community College, which 
is one of Butler's biggest rivals. The 
Grizzlies won in 5 games (25-18, 19- 
25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-13). 

Crystal Blue, Augusta sopho- 
more, and Natalie Caldarera, Towanda 
sophomore, earned honors for their 
tournament efforts, getting best of- " 
fensive player and top libera. Coach 
Rick Younger was very pleased with 
the play of his team. 

Then the next Wednesday 
they played at Neosho County again, 
but Neosho got the best of the Grizzlies this time aroun 
beating the Grizzlies in four games. The team then traveled 
to Northern Oklahoma-Enid College and beat them in three 
games. Butler then played Fort Scott and swept them in 
three straight games. The Grizzlies stood at 6-1 now and 
were looking very good going into the Subway Classic in 
Columbus, Neb 

three games. The final game the team played was against 
Longview, Mo. Community College. It took four long games, 
but the Gizzlies pulled it out and got the victory. 

Butler finished out that week with a Jayhawk Con- 
ference game against Highland Community College. They 

lost in four 





Coach Rick 
said, 'If 
after the 
qame, "We 
from the 
very begin- 
ning, we 
never got 
into the 
rhythm of 
the game, 
but we are 
to learn." 
At this 
point the 
were 8-4 
overall and 
1-2 in conference play. 

The team then had two conference games against 
Independence Community College and Labette Community 
College. They played Independence first on Monday, Sept. 
21 and beat the Lady Pirates in three straight games. Crys- 
tal Blue led the team again in kills with 14, as she has done 
almost all season. 

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Butler Grizzlies head volleyball coach, Rick Younger, ad- 
dresses his team before a match. Younger is in his seventh 
year as the Grizzlies head coach. ^^^^^^ 

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During a match against Hesston, Demetria Williams, 
Wichita sophomore, blocks a potential kill from a 
Lark opponent. The Grizzlies won in straight sets. 

Demetria Williams, Wichita sophomore, had 6 
kills in that game also. Butler then played Labette CC on 
Wednesday, Sept. 23, in El Dorado. The Grizzlies handled 
the Cardinals in three games (25-15, 25-22, 25-18). Crystal 
Blue led the Grizzlies with 14 kills and 13 digs. Younger 
said, "We played at a lower level than we should; we need 
to take our play to a higher level." 

\* The Grizzlies have played consistent most of the 
season and were going into the Hesston Tournament on 
Sept. 25-26, with a chip on their shoulder and they turned 
that into a championship. The team beat Allen County Com- 
munity College in the first round, in three games, then they 
beat Highland Community College in the second round, in 
four games and were looking unstoppable at this point in 
the tournament. ^^00^^ 

Butler then played Dodge City Community College 
in the third round and won in four games. Now the Grizzlies 
were in the championship game for the second straight 
year, facing last year's NJCAA Division III champions and 
#1 in the polls this year, Brookhaven College of Texas. The 
Grizzlies played with tremendous heart and determination, 
winning in 5 games. Butler won the Hesston Tournament 

Butler had two Jayhawk Conference games follow- 
ing the tournament against Allen CC and Hesston CC. The 
team won both in three games each. The Grizzlies had 8 
wins in a row and were arguably the hottest team in the 
Jayhawk Conference, and jumped back into the national 
spotlight, being ranked #19 in the Div. II polls. 

The team then traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa, car- 
rying a 16-4 record overall and 4-2 in conference play. They 
lost three straight games to #7 Iowa Western, Iowa Lakes, 
and Longview, Mo. They salvaged the weekend with a win 
over #16 Central Nebraska. The Grizzlies were banged up 
for this tournament with both of their freshman middles be- 
ing out with injuries. 

The same week they had to play Kansas City, 
Kansas Community College, after only one day's rest. Butle 
traveled to Northern Oklahoma-Enid the very next week- 
end. The Grizzlies would like this tournament outcome bet- 
ter than the last, winning all three games against Northern 
Oklahoma-Enid, Yavapai College, Arizona and Eastfield 
College, Texas. The Grizzlies are 20-9 overall and 4-4 in 
Jayhawk Conference play. «?*% 

This article is as of Oct. 15 

Logan Jones/Grizzly 

Natalie Caldarera, Towanda sophomore, keeps the 
ball in play during a home match at the Power Plant. 
Caldarera is the Grizzlies team captain. 


Fall 2009 


Megan Mahurin 
Staff Writer 

A Family Restaurant! 

Named after the owners Don and 
Debbie Duvall, Double D's Cafe is located 
at 127 E. 6 th Ave. in El Dorado. When first 
entering this restaurant, you hear country 
music lightly playing in the background, and 
feel as if you've just stepped into a small 
town cafe. You see small groups of people 
engaging over their freshly cooked lunch. 

You're greeted with smiles, 
and friendly hellos from all. Even 
though the restaurant was populated 
with an older crowd, I felt welcome. 

Once you've seated yourself, 
your waitress comes to get your drinks, 
and give you their menu. As you open 
the menu you see an organized, easy to 
read, list of items with neat descriptions 
underneath each heading. These items 

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ranged from pancakes to steak. As not- cooked to perfection, tasted great. This 
ed before, I ate there through the lunch meal was definitely one that reminded 
shift. I read through their items listing me of home, not quite the same, but 

off things like Hamburgers, Meat Loaf 
and KC Strips. All of these were rea- 
sonably priced. I decided to read about 
the Meat Loaf. The description lying be- 
neath the heading stated, 'made with 
our very own recipe.' It also said that the 
dinners are served with a choice of po- 
tato, vegetable, side salad and a roll. It 
sounded pretty good to me. So I ordered 
the Meat Loaf, a baked potato, corn, 
and Italian dressing for my side salad. 

definitely a good close match. And if 
Meat Loaf isn't a favorite of yours, I 
also taste tested the KC Strip. It was 
seasoned and cooked perfectly to or- 
der. It was tender, and full of flavor! Al- 
though the KC Strip was a bit higher in 
price, if you're willing to pay the small 
increase, then it is definitely worth it. 
These dishes are ones I would defi- 
nitely order again, and as for a rating 
on the restaurant in general, I would 

I received my tossed salad with have to give them a 3 out of 5, for their 
Italian dressing and after about a 10 to courtesy, good food, and atmosphere 
15 minute wait, the rest of my meal was 
placed in front of me. The Meat Loaf, 


Oklahoma Boy's BBQ 

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Pulled Pork and Ribs! 

From Oklahoma, to Liber- 
al, to El Dorado, that's the trip this 
restaurant has traveled to get to us. 
Now they are located at 626 N. Main. 

The owners are Terry Keeton 
and his daughter Stevie Keeton. This 
restaurant is very casual, with the 
sports memorabilia placed on the 
walls. This facility has history just 
hanging everywhere for all to see. 
When walking in, you see not only the 
memorabilia and a friendly face behind 
the counter but you also see the menu 
on the far back wall, which has been 
turned into a huge chalkboard. Some 

Community College 

items listed were Ribs, Brisket, 
Pulled Pork, and Smoked Turkey. 
All of these options, along with 
Hot Links, Smoked Ham, Smoked 
Sausage, can be either purchased 
by the pound, in a dinner combo 
or on a sandwich. I chose a brisket 
sandwich with chips. Stevie rang my 
order up, which totaled under $7. 
In under 5 minutes my or- 
der was brought to me. It was 
served on a paper plate. The 
waitress also brought three differ- 
ent flavors of BBQ sauce; Carolina 
style, Hot, Regular. After tasting 
them all I decided that I personally 
like the Carolina style and Regular. 

My brisket sandwich was juicy, 
but needed a little bit more flavor. To fix 
this I added the Carolina style sauce. 
Once doing so, the sandwich tasted great. 

As for a rating for this restau- 
rant, I would give this restaurant a 4 
out of 5, for flavor, speedy service, and 
interesting scenery. Even though they 
had great food and service, I didn't, 
however, like the fact that everything 
was served on paper plates and you 
had to use plastic utensils. Although 
that wouldn't keep me from going 
back to get some of that tasty brisket. 





picy, yet Delicious! 

Chili, Chili, Chili! That's what's up at Su- 

e'sChiliParlorand Other Fine Foods! Owned by 

jsie Gil I is, Susie's is a nice, friendly restaurant 

downtown El Dorado. Located at 124 S. Main, 

lis restaurant is definitely a place to try out. 

As I walked into the restaurant I saw 
ibles lined in two rows and bar stools along 

menu some more I realized that ev- 
erything was very reasonably priced. 

The waitress came to take 
my order. It was a cool and cloudy 
day, so nothing sounded as good 
or as nice as a hot bowl of chili. 

While I was waiting on my 
food, some pictures of El Dorado re- 
ally caught my eye. Some of these 
pictures were black and white and 
others were color. They definitely 
helped pass the time, because what 
seemed like 2 minutes was really 
about 10 and my food was delivered. 

needed water to cool my mouth 
down, but the waitress didn't come 
around often enough to refill my water. 

As I got further into my bowl 
of chili, it seemed as if it was growing. 
Like in some mysterious way, more 
chili was being added to my bowl. 

I ended up not finishing my bowl 
of chili. Do not get me wrong; it sure was 
not because of taste. Susie's chili was one 
of the best I have tasted. The result of me 
not finishing was because of the amount 
I received. The bowl I received my chili 
in was not only deep but it was wide. I 
could've easily placed a grapefruit into it. 

In the end my order came up to 
about $5. Now that's a good deal for a 

After adding some crackers great meal. 

to my chili, I took a spoonful into my 
mouth. The chili was warm and deli- 
cious. It left my taste buds tingling 
with spiciness. This bowl of chili was 
one of those types of chili where it 
is just a little too spicy and some- 
what hot, but I had to have another 

ie counter. 

When you look at Susie's menu you see bite because it's just that flavorful. 
I sorts of types of items. These items range The only problem was 

om Breakfast Egg Combos and Sandwiches to that with the spicy flavor, I 
hili and Low Calorie Platters. As I browsed the 

As for a rating on this restaurant 
in general, I would give this restaurant 
a 4 out of 5. This was one of the best 
bowls of chili I have ever tasted, but like 
I said before, it was a bit too spicy. So, if 
you're not a fan of spicy, definitely order 
extra water. I know I had to. Even so, 
this restaurant had good taste and a fun 
atmosphere. I will be eating there again. 


Good Deal for a 

Great Meal!" 

Small, yet Satisfying 

Quaint, cozy, and delicious 
food. Those are just some of the 
descriptions that come to mind when 
eating at Louis' Cafe in El Dorado. 

Placed on the east side of 
the road, Louis' is located at 710 
S. Main. Louis' Cafe, owned and 
managed by Louis Foreman, is far 
enough down the street that as 
you drive you start thinking v Wow 
did I pass it?' But just as you start 
to question your actions, there it is. 

The restaurant is some- 
what pushed back from the road, 
making it harder to find. It does 
make it quite a bit easier to park. 

Even though you'll have 
quite a selection for parking, good 
luck finding a seat. If this restaurant 
were to hold 40 people it would be 
over its limit on occupation. This 
restaurant is small and might remind 
you of being in a small village, with 
its wood room dividers, and green 

vine wound around the top of them. 

I sat myself and the wait- 
ress came to get my drink order 
and give the menu. With a smile 
on her face, she also told me of 
the daily specials, which was a 
soup recommended as delicious. 

I received my water and 
gave the waitress my order. I de- 
cided not to have the soup. It wasn't 
a very cold day so I wasn't in the 
mood for it. Instead, I decided to 
order a bacon-cheeseburger and on- 
ion rings. This ran about $7 total. 

After about 10 minutes my 
food was brought to me. The cheese- 
burger I had ordered was about half 
the size of the plate, and, filling in 
the rest of the blank space, was what 
looked like a mountain of onion rings. 

The very instant I bit into 
Louis' big V2 lb. cheeseburger I got 
a rush of flavor, and an uncontrol- 

lable 'mmmmmmmmmmm' slipped 
out of my mouth. The meat was sea- 
soned perfectly and cooked just right. 

After devouring half of my 
burger I thought T should prob- 
ably work on the mound of onion 
rings before I get full.' I took a bite 
of one of the onion rings and burnt 
my mouth. They had been sitting 
there on my plate for about three to 
four minutes and they were still hot. 

Overall, this restaurant was 
clean, the food was great, and the peo- 
ple were nice, making it an excellent 
experience. Although this restaurant is 
small and sort of off to the side, that's 
what makes it such a great find. As for 
a rating on this restaurant, I would give 
them a 4 out of 5, even though I burnt 
myself on theironion rings, because they 
still provided great-tasting food, great 
service and a welcoming atmosphere. 


small in size, Big m 


Fall 2009 


The Cancer Chronicles 

(Continued from p. 25) 
rate chemotherapy treatments. 
The first 
drug was 
tered every 
other week 
for eight 
weeks, and 
the sec- 
ond set of 
drugs was 
tered every 
other week 
for eight 
weeks for 
a total of 
16 weeks. 
She also 
a lumpec- 
tomy to 
remove the 
tumor, and 
a second 
surgery to 
excise tis- 
sue around 
where the 
tumor had 
been, and 
to remove 

lymph nodes. Before starting chemo- 
therapy, Van Tries also had a porta- 
cath inserted, which would allow the 
chemotherapy drugs to be injected in 
a drip. 

"Going through the treatments 
and recovery only kept me from work- 

... I don/t 
want to- have/ 
any regretyat 
the/ end/ of wvy 
dUd^vt dare/ to- 
do- the/ thinly I 
yxy I have/ ah- 
wayy wanted/ 
to- do-. " 
-Van/ Tri&y 

ing on days when I had the treatments 
and for a while during the time until 
the next treatment... Also, the fatigue 
from the surgeries and chemo didn't 

allow me to 
do much more 
than lie on the 
couch. I had no 
appetite and 
nothing was 
very interest- 
ing to me— not 
television, mov- 
ies, or even 
reading," says 
Van Tries. 
Van Tries never 
believed that 
her diagnosis 
with breast 
cancer would 
lead her to 
advocacy in 
several cancer 
support groups 
and commit- 
tees. She has 
become great- 
ly involved 
in American 
Cancer Society, 
Relay for Life 
as the Mission 
and Advocacy 
Chair, and in 
the ACS Cancer Action Network as 
the District four Action Chair. In these 
committees, she helps plan events, 
and work to communicate the need for 
cancer research legislation. 

"I have wonderful friends 
who have walked their own journey 

through treatment and survivorship and 
we all have a strong desire to see cancer 
cured. I don't wake each morning without 
an appreciation for every breath I have 
been given. I dare to try new things and 
my perspective on life has changed. ..I 
don't want to have any regrets at the end 
of my life because I didn't dare to do the 
things I say I have always wanted to do... 
Guess you could say that I have a Bucket 
List and I plan to fulfill it, " says Van 

She continues, "Life is wonder- 
ful! My life has been given back to me 
for a reason. If I can do anything to help 
another to survive this hard thing called 
cancer, I will do it. My greatest desire is 
to offer hope to others— and help them 
defeat the fear that comes with hearing 
'you have cancer.'" 

Every six months Suzie Van Tries 
goes back to the doctor for checkups, 
and so far her breast cancer has stayed 
in remission. 

Even though you may not have 
known Pam Hendrix, Karen Gelvin, Jackie 
Vietti or Susie Van Tries before read- 
ing their courageous and inspirational 
survival stories, we hope that now you 
can carry some of their strength and 
courage to others battling the same 
disease, or that it may help you in your 
own struggle with cancer. EVERYONE is 
affected directly, or indirectly, sometime 
in their life by cancer. For one person it 
could be a mother, a father, or a son, and 
for another it could be a best friend, but 
together we can help fight cancer! Log 
onto to help find ways 
that you can help the survivors be heard 
and ways to prevent cancer in the lives of 

"I've always been strong- 
willed. So, at some point in 
time I decided I was not going 
to let this diagnosis get the best 
of me." 
- Jackie Vietti 

" Faith and 
family got me 
through it!" 
- Teresa Long 

Community Colleae 


Continuation of- The Resurgence of 
America: A Comeback Story 

(Continued from p. 20) 
Also, the "public option" will be set in 
place for the people who cannot get 
it through work. It is there so people 
can get insurance through the govern- 
ment, much like Medicare. They would 
still have to pay, but it would be not for 

profit. Republicans like to say that the 
government needs to stay out of the in- 
dividual's personal life, including health- 
care. A government run healthcare 
reform is not what this country needs, 
so they say. Well wait just a minute. I 
don't see the right-wingers complaining 
about receiving a Social Security check, 
or the senior citizens not wanting 
Medicare (both are government run). 
And how hypocritical is it that they, the 
conservatives, don't want the govern- 
ment to get in between the patient and 
the doctor, but that is exactly what they 
want when it comes to abortion? They 
want to take away the woman's right 
to make healthcare decisions between 

her and her physician. The polls show that 
the vast majority of the nation is fine with 
their current plans. Sure they are, because 
they have it. You know who wasn't a part of 
these polls? Over 45 million Americans, ac- 
cording to the U.S. Census Bureau, because 
they don't have any healthcare insurance. I 
wish the Republicans would stop being on 
the side of big insurance companies, and 
stand up for the people who don't have 

Most recently, our Commander-in- 
Chief has been awarded the Nobel Peace 
Prize. While it came as a surprise to many, 
including the winner himself, it doesn't 
mean he is not deserving. It just goes to 
show that the world really does believe that 
he is trying to reunite the severed ties and 
bring a change for the better. One of the 
very first things the president did when he 
got into office was lift the ban on embry- 
onic stem cell research, something Nancy 
Reagan was happy to see. He is trying to 
help college students like myself and fel- 
low Butler Grizzlies afford to go to college 
by expanding college financial aid, and by 
making federal programs more efficient and 

beneficial to students. He nominated 
Sonia Sotomayor, a more than worthy 
candidate, to be an Associate Justice of 
the Supreme Court. On Aug. 8, 2009, 
she assumed the role. She became only 
the third female justice and first Hispanic 

On a personal note, I traveled to 
Costa Rica this summer and spent some 
time with some fantastic, brilliant people. 
I could not help but be so proud to hear 
the words the native Costa Ricans spoke 
about President Obama. They said when 
they see him on television speaking, it 
is powerful and brings optimism. Sadly, 
they could not say the same about our 
former President George W. Bush. I 
guess that is what I feel the biggest 
achievement President Obama has ac- 
complished thus far, bringing on a new, 
more positive viewpoint on our country. 
Instead of avoiding the world and trying 
to shun other countries, he has tried to 
make America what we once were, a 
country that cares for others and shares 

Continuation of- Campaign Over, 
Time For Reality 

(Continued from p. 21) 
trillion dollar price tag. After all of the 
government spending this year, the U.S. 
debt has risen to almost $12 trillion. 
Obama and fellow Democrats such as 
Speaker of the House of Representatives 
Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader 
Harry Reid, seem to think that by spend- 
ing more money, it would help us out of 
our increasing debt and job loss. One of 
Obama's first goals in office was to pass 
a $787 billion (originally higher) stimulus 
bill designed to "stimulate" the economy 
and save the unemployment rate from 
jumping past eight percent. While Demo- 
crats and the mainstream media con- 
tinue to try to convince Americans that 
the stimulus is working, more Americans 
are experiencing job loss everyday. Ac- 
cording to, unemployment 
hit 9.8 percent in September, and is 
expected to soar beyond 10 percent by 
year's end. To put this in perspective, the 
stimulus bill not only costs more than 
World War II, but also major events such 
as the Louisiana Purchase, the Race to 
the Moon, NASA, the Vietnam War and 
the Invasion of Iraq combined. 

The idea of "spending your way out 
of debt" is sort of like saying that you are 
going on a chocolate cake/no-exercise diet 
and expect to lose weight. America needs 
to realistically look at the failures, learn 
from them and avoid them like the plague. 
No matter what party one is affiliated with, 
you can't spend more money and expect to 
get out of debt. In fact, the economy was 
doing just fine before all of the government- 
induced (bad) home loans, government-en- 
ticed speculation by Wall Street, the subse- 
quent bailouts and spending that continues 
to spiral at a scary rate. Why add more 
financial strain with a trillion dollar health 
bill that most Americans don't want? Maybe 
it has less to do with healthcare than it does 
with expanding government control over 
our lives. Otherwise, the liberal politicians 
and Hollywood elite (who so loudly espouse 
"reform") could simply buy basic health 
insurance for the 12 million or so who don't 
have it. 

America has seen many economic 
ups and downs in its 233 years. Whenever 
the country has been down, the free market 
has always leveled off over time. Our found- 
ing fathers crafted the Constitution in such 
a way that it emphasized the free market, 
government working for the people (not 

the other way around), and a sys- 
tem of checks and balances. Many of 
our leaders are trying to change that 
simple, yet brilliant system that has 
made the U.S. the most free and pros- 
perous in the world. Most of us don't 
even stop to think about the fact that 
even the poorest people in America 
enjoy freedom, opportunity and a stan- 
dard of living that most of the world 
can only dream about. Why change a 
system that has been so efficient for 
all this time? It's the "change" from 
America's core values in recent years 
that has been the problem for the U.S. 
As for the GOP, they have some 
beefing up to do. They need to stop 
being wishy-washy, and define what 
they believe and why, offering Ameri- 
cans a clear alternative to the leftist 
agenda that has hijacked the once- 
decent Democrat party. Serving and 
representing the people needs to be 
priority for all of our elected leaders. 
The vision that our founding fathers 
had for this great nation should also 
be theirs. America needs to get back 
to the basic principles, that made it so 

Fall 2009 


The magazine staff has been hard at work so far this semester! We 
thought that we would let you have a little insight into the often 
hectic, and outrageous lives of the Grizzly staff. Enjoy and have a 

great semester! 

Hey everyone! I am Erin CarlSOn from El Dorado and this is my second year 
at Butler. I'm currently a Mass Communications major, and I'll possibly add another major 
n Spanish Language and Culture. I love to travel, and experience the world! A quote that 
I think EVERYONE should live by is "Be who you are, say what you feel because those who 
mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss. 

Hi, my name iS Tiffany LadSOn. I'm a sophomore from El Dorado. My major 
is pre-nursing and I plan to specialize in pediatric oncology. A fun fact about myself is I can 
down a Route44 Cherry Vanilla Limeade in like two seconds. My favorite quote is "All your 
dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney. 

Hello all, my name iS Logan Jones from Wichita and this is my second year at 
Butler. I am a Mass Communications major and intend on pursuing journalism (photojournal- 
ism) and education. A few things I love to do is travel, listen to blues music and play guitar, 
ride my bike, and document my life experiences and the lives of others through photojournal- 
ism. John Lennon's "Imagine" is what I think everyone should think about, and what I try to 
live by. 

I m J.C. DOyCe, and this is my second year at Butler. I plan to transfer to a 4-year 
next year and continue studying mass communications. I love the outdoors and wildlife 
photography. My favorite wild animal to photograph is whitetail deer because they have such 
character and beauty. My career goals are to go into outdoor photo-journalism. My favorite 
quote is Isaiah 40:31 from the Bible, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their 
strength; they shall mount up with wings as Eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and 
they shall walk, and not faint." 

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My name iS I naO Pnam and I am from Salina. This is my first year at Butler 
and I am enjoying it so far. A fun fact about me is that I was voted 'Most likely to be 
on reality TV' in high school and I'm going to be a Mass Communications major. My 
favorite quote is "Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give 
yourself to it." - Buddha. 

Uys! My name iS Kayla Banzet and I'm from Neodesha. This is 

in print journalism. A fun little fact about me is that I have been to 16 of the states and 
hope to see all 50 some day. One of my favorite quotes is "The only real mistake is the 
one from which we learn nothing." -John Powell. 


HellO, My name iS Gordon Cave and I am from Augusta. This is my 
first year here at Butler. A fun fact about me is that I have been in way too many car 
accidents (not with other cars) and I used to be terrified of peanut butter. My major 
is Mass Communications and my favorite quote is "Dream as if you'll live forever." - 
James Dean. 

Hi, I am Megan Mahllrin andlamfromCimarron. I am a freshman at 
Butler and am enjoying the atmosphere. A fun fact about me is that I can stuff 11 
Jumbo Marshmallows into my mouth at one time. I originally came to Butler to study 
Early Childhood Education and become a kindergarten teacher, although at the mo- 
ment, I am unsure of what I want to do. There are just too many possibilities. A 
quote I live by from day to day is "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is 
listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."- Mark 


Hey! I am DaMC McCoy and I am from El Dorado. This is my first semester 
at Butler and I love it. A fun fact about me that most people don't know is that I actu- 
ally choreographed "Single Ladies" for Beyonce.( That's a joke!) My major is currently 
Information Technology, but that could possibly change in the future. A quote I try to 
live by is, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imag- 
ined." - Henry David Thoreau. 


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Ortensia's grit was first discovered in grade-school soc- 
cer. ~|~he boys, of course, weren't too Keen on passing 
to this little girl, leaving her deiected and ready to quit 
- until her brothergave her some sage advice. j he next 
time down the field, the determined O^ensia stole the 
ball from a boy teammate and a few sharp cuts and quick 
moves later, she had left the boys on the other team - and 
the idea of giving up - in the dust. |t was a bold move and 
if it failed O^ensia Icnew she would never have touched 
the ball again. £)ut her drive to succeed prevailed, prov- 
ing to herself that she could do anything. f\jow at fj>utler, 
this self-proclaimed procrastinator found she needed 
the same resolve to successfully balance the freedom of 
the college experience with the personal responsibility to 
prioritize - first homework., practice, work ana j ) \ N 
free time. ,3 he credits the support of her coaches, the 
personal attention of her instructors and the friendship 
of her teammates for her success in class and athletics. 
3 ure > Ortensia could have gone to college anywhere; she 
chose £)utler to prove to herself she could do anything. 

f "indingthe balance between freedom and responsibility, 
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